Hill Magazine Art Contest Open to UA Students | Deadline: Oct. 20

The student-run publication Hill magazine is asking any and all talented UA student artists to submit a 2-D piece of work (drawing, painting, digital art, etc.) to be published in the next magazine.

The staff and editors will decide which submissions will be published in print and featured across the Hill's social media platforms. To enter the contest, please provide the following information along with a high-quality, scanned image of your work in an email to by Oct. 20 at midnight. Direct any questions or concerns to Hill senior illustrator Raleigh Anderson, Limit three entries per student.

Help University Libraries Raise Funds to Digitize the Yearbook

Since 1897, University of Arkansas students have been creating an annual anthology of campus life. Beginning with The Cardinal, and then evolving to The Razorback with the mascot change in 1916, our university yearbooks are beloved windows into the past, capturing history, politics, student life and the evolving campus known as the Hill. 

Now imagine having these cherished memories at your fingertips. The University Libraries are working to make it possible with their next digitization project: Looking Back at The Razorback. The goal is to digitize all 120 yearbook volumes and display them online for the world to see. But they need your help!

Please consider joining our campaign by making a gift before the October 31st deadline. You can also help by spreading the world and sharing our campaign on social media. Simply use this link:

The Dow Jones News Fund is accepting applications

Attention journalism students: The Dow Jones News Fund, one of the leading paid summer internship programs, will be accepting applications from interested students. All applicants first must take the News Fund test, which will be offered once, Friday Oct. 26, 9 a.m. in Kimpel 145.

Here is a description of the program:
“The Dow Jones News Fund college internship programs help competitive juniors, seniors and graduate students jump-start careers in journalism through hands-on internships with leading news organizations. Interns receive one week of rigorous pre-internship training, a weekly salary during the internship and a $1,000 scholarship for those returning to school. Interns are chosen based on their résumés, experience, performance on DJNF tests, telephone interviews, 500-word essays and the needs of media outlets.”

The program has four tracks: Multiplatform editing Data journalism Digital media Business reporting Publications ranging from The New York Times to the Denver Post to The Wall Street Journal participate in this program.

All interns are provided a one-week intensive training session taught by top journalists and educators before starting in their newsrooms. Alex Nicholl, Traveler editor-in-chief, was selected last summer and worked at in New York as an intern.

Any questions? Contact Prof. Wells at


Attend the Public Media Virtual Career Fair | October 17

NPR and PBS stations are hiring! Because of the excellent education and training provided by your college, your students and alumni are well positioned to find great opportunities in public media. Right now, stations around the country are looking for reporters and editors, social media and digital experts, fundraisers and underwriting sales people; music hosts, videographers, engagement coordinators and event planners. I know this because many of these stations post jobs on, the #1 portal for careers in public media.

Many of these stations are participating in Current's October 17 Virtual Career Fair, a recruiting event that's free and accessible to students and alumni. The Virtual Career Fair is an excellent, easy way for your students and alums to job shop, make connections, learn about public media, secure follow-up interviews and get on the radar with recruiters for future openings.

Reserve your free spot in the Public Media Virtual Career Fair at


Applications are open for the FASPE 2019 Fellowship Program

SJSM welcomes new faculty members: 
Renette S. McCargo, Brandon Bouchillon, Mike Brown, Kerry Gilbert




Stay connected to SJSM
School of Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Arkansas
116 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3601
Fax: 479-575-4341
Larry Foley, Department Chair
Dale Carpenter, Graduate Coordinator Rob Wells, Graduate Coordinator